Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Fact-check: Travelling seminars of vaccine distortion
22 August 2019
Opinion: A group is currently holding seminars around NZ based on misinformation about vaccines. Dr Helen Petousis-Harris fact checks some of their claims.
Nursing student recognised for contribution to Māori health
22 August 2019
For third-year BNurs student Tumanako Bidois (Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Ngāti Whāoa, Ngāti Tahu), it’s a no-brainer that we need to nurture and leverage the relationship between the health workforce and hauora Māori (Māori wellbeing).
West Auckland community ready to take action on unhealthy food
22 August 2019
Tired of seeing its children targeted by fast food marketing and suffering the effects of a poor diet, an Auckland community is is gearing up to make its food environment healthier.
More child head injuries from recreational than team sport
20 August 2019
An Australian/NZ study into childhood head injuries has found that children who do recreational sports like horse riding, skate boarding and bike riding are more likely to suffer serious head injuries than children who play contact sport like football or rugby.
Fallen stars: most of our packaged food is ultra-processed, unhealthy
17 August 2019
A new, in-depth snapshot of packaged food sold in New Zealand supermarkets reveals most of it is unhealthy, with nearly 70 percent classified as ultra-processed.
Cannabis legalisation ... OK idea, bad timing
13 August 2019
Opinion: NZ could take time to evaluate the cannabis issue. Instead, we will be forced to make a choice on legalisation and hope we get it right, writes Grant Christie.
Imaging in the Big Apple
12 August 2019
Optometry PhD student Wilson Pan received a fellowship to present his research at Stony Brook University, New York. He reflects on his experiences from his time abroad.
UniServices' Will Charles wins Kiwinet award
8 August 2019
Will Charles has had a significant impact on tech transfer in New Zealand over the past 13 years while leading the commercialisation activities at Auckland UniServices Limited.
Pacific women more likely to show depression in pregnancy
7 August 2019
New research highlights the importance of primary healthcare for pregnant Pacific women in New Zealand – around a quarter of whom experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy.
Study reveals unique genetic insight into how NZ children could age
5 August 2019
The country’s largest longitudinal study has found that girls, Pacific children and children born to older mothers have a unique genetic advantage that could potentially help them live longer.
‘Complex, fragmented’ health system is fuelling inequities
4 August 2019
A complex, fragmented health system is compounding inequalities in New Zealanders’ access to care and health outcomes, University of Auckland experts argue in a new, sweeping critique.
Virtual supermarket shows how food taxes could work
1 August 2019
A world-first study using a virtual supermarket has provided further evidence that food taxes and subsidies can improve people’s diets.